Laying the foundation stone for University College, Hull by the Duke and Duchess of York

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Four images relating to the laying the foundation stone for University College, Hull by the Duke and Duchess of York in April 1928

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Ferens generously gave £250,000 towards the founding of Hull's new University College. He also supplied the original 18 acre site on Cottingham Road. The foundation stone for the new University College was laid in April 1928, by the Prince of Wales. Once the College was built, Ferens endowed a further £240,000. On 13 May 1954 a Royal Charter was granted and the University of Hull became a separate institution with the right to award its own degrees.

Images relating to the laying the foundation stone for University College, Hull by the Duke and Duchess of York

Conditions Governing Access

Prints have been made and these will be produced instead of the original slides. Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by KR Green, Cottingham, February 1987

Related Material

'The Daily Mail' report of the visit [Ref U DDKG/265]

Photograph of the centre pages of 'The Daily Sketch' [Ref U DX96/2]

Photographs taken on this day one featuring the platform party and one of Mr T.R.Ferens speaking [Ref U DX171/5]

Printed Souvenir brochure of the Ceremony featuring a number of photographs and text from speeches given [C DBHG/89]

For a detailed history of the first 50 years see 'The University of Hull' by T.W. Bamford.